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Chicago, IL
Author of Dark Urban Fantasy for Young Adults
Interests: snacks, naps, books
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Resonance is almost here! The sequel to last summer's Dissonance comes out on July 21, and I am SO EXCITED for you to see where Del's story goes. I loved writing this story, and can't wait to share it with you! And I can honestly say that as an author,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Erica O'Rourke
YASH is over for this season, but never fear -- it will be back again this fall with new books and new bonus content! The winner of my individual giveaway is Justine, who will be getting an email from me shortly and an ARC of RESONANCE just as soon as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Erica O'Rourke
Once again, it's time for the YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Erica O'Rourke
Shiny, shiny, shiny, shiny! We revealed the cover elswhere, but here it is again to brighten your Thursday: the cover of RESONANCE, coming July 22nd! Here's a bit about the story: As a Walker between worlds, Del is responsible for the love of her life—and the fate of millions—in this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Erica O'Rourke
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know: Resonance ARCs are here! Exciting times, because it means that soon, you’ll finally get an answer to the cliffhanger at the end of Dissonance... (Soon, of course, is a relative term. Resonance arrives on July 22nd. You can pre-order here.) In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Erica O'Rourke
Last week, I promised that today would be a day of Exciting News -- and here we are! For the last year, I've been referring to the sequel of Dissonance as D2. Which always reminds me of this: Which is...not quite representative of Dissonance and its (many) worlds. However, after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt! According to the fine people at Rafflecopter, our winner is EMILY C! Congratulations, Emily! I will send you an email in a few minutes as well as a twitter DM, and we'll get your Dissonance package in the mail... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
The Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt is now OVER. Thank you all so much for participating! I hope you've enjoyed the exclusive bonus content -- and grown your TBR pile! While the YASH is over, my personal giveaway hit a technical glitch -- and to make amends, I'm keeping it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
It is Monday, and it is a Monday in almost-August, which means we here at Casa O'Rourke is in our usual back-to-school-where-did-the-summer-go frenzy. Apparently our motto is "ADD IT TO THE LIST AND MAKE MORE COFFEE." S There is, however, one list I am pretty excited about: Goodreads July Movers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
I wish I could come up with a better title this post, but frankly, I am waaaaaay too gobsmacked by the number of good wishes and kind words pouring in today. Because today, DISSONANCE and Del are finally out in the world -- on bookshelves and eReaders and in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Fun things for you today! The FINAL excerpt in the Dissonance Blog Tour is up at The Cover Contessa. I like to call this one, "Of Strings and Sisters and Really Poor Choices." Also, Kelley of Oh, The Books! created a "Could you be a Walker?" Quiz. As always with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Tons of thing happening today! The next-to-last stop of the Dissonance Excerpt tour is live at YA Bibliophile! Heidi's charming and fantastic, so I'm thrilled that she's hosting me. Not only did Heidi agree to participate in the tour, she's also going to be leading our Twitter chat on July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
The next excerpt is live! Check it out at Paranormal Book Club! And if you want to start at the beginning of the excerpt tour, head over to Oh, The Books! I'm also gearing up for a bunch of events! First, of course, is the launch party at The Book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Two excellent stops for you on the Dissonance blog tour today: The newest excerpt is up at The Eater Of Books (love that name!). Thanks, Alyssa, for having me -- and for the wonderful review as well! Also, the delightful team at Fangirlish reveals my favorite summer TV and movies.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Happy Monday, all! I have all sorts of goodies for you today! First, today's Dissonance excerpt has been posted at Pure Imagination! Please stop by and check it out -- Simon makes Del an offer she should DEFINITELY refuse. Second, word on the street is that there is a Goodreads... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
An abundance of excerpt riches today -- plus a bonus guest post for your summer reading pleasure: First up, The Ravenous Reader! In which Simon saves the day. Next, Me, My Shelf, and I! In which we meet Iggy the Very Bad Dog -- and Addie. Last, Reading Lark asked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Hello, lovelies! Today's excerpt is hosted by Reading Lark, who has one of the cutest blog headers I've ever seen. Tiny birds! Book birds! I wish I had those kind of design skills. Anyway, click on over -- this is the leadup to one of my favorite scenes in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
TWO WEEKS. DISSONANCE will hit shelves in TWO WEEKS. This is definitely cause for celebration, and I would love for you to join us at the launch party! The Book Stall at Chestnut Court is a great local indie -- if you haven't checked it out before, you definitely should!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
I hope you enjoyed your first glimpse into Del's world yesterday! Today the blog tour takes us to Imagine A World -- it's a short excerpt, but proof that the smallest of choices can make a huge difference. Thanks for hosting, Farrah! Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Happy Post-Fourth of July, American readers! Hope your celebration was full of sparklers and s'mores and marching bands! If you live outside the US, I hope it was the perfect summer weekend just because. I'm thrilled that the DISSONANCE Blog Tour is kicking off today! Over the next two weeks,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Oh, I am glad it is Friday! This was a long week for lots of reasons, but what I get to show you today more than makes up for it. Look what popped up in my inbox recently: The UK cover of DISSONANCE! Look at the shiny!!!! I love it!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Welcome back, Team #SoATW! Last year’s Summer of All The Words was a resounding success: deadlines were met, projects were finished, progress was made, and a community was born. End-of-school chaos resulted in a bit of a delay getting this year’s SoATW up and running, but YA author Clara Kensie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
Happy-Almost-Easter, if Easter is your thing! I mentioned this over on Tumblr, but I will be signing on Thursday, April 24th, 7pm, at Read Between The Lynes (Woodstock, IL) with some amazing authors: Mindee Arnett and Stacey Kade! As I mentioned in this post, we'll also be signing in Hoffman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
HELLO LOVELIES! I don't know what happened. One minute I was packing for a trip through the Panama Canal, and then my kids kept singing about building snowmen while I huddled on the couch and wrote a book, and then I binge-watched Agatha Christie movies, and then...I don't know. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Erica O'Rourke
(Let's not talk about how much time has passed since my last French class, shall we?) Bonjour, mes amis! Here's a lovely bit of news that popped up in my inbox this morning! I am so thrilled that Dissonance will be available in France! I've always been fascinated by the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Erica O'Rourke